All posts tagged Performing Animal Welfare Society

Catherine Doyle, Director of Science, Research and Advocacy for PAWS

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Catherine Doyle–Director of Science, Research and Advocacy for the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), and a noted, veteran elephant advocate —explains what’s behind her longtime passion for working to improve the welfare of captive elephants, while noting, interestingly, that in her formative years in Chicago, she was a regular zoo visitor yet has no particular elephant recollection. Read more…

Ed Stewart, co-founder and president of PAWS

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Ed Stewart—co-founder and president of the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)—recalls what prompted he and his late partner, the indefatigable Pat Derby, to launch PAWS, now marking its 30th anniversary. Read more…

Pat Derby–co-founder of The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

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Pat Derby–co-founder of The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), which operates three animal sanctuaries in Northern California, among them the 2300-acre ARK 2000, where upwards of a dozen elephants live–discusses the needs of and challenges faced by captive elephants; indicates that her view of elephants in zoos isn’t inherently one of opposition but involves a case-by-case examination of that particular zoo, Read more…

Pat Derby–former Hollywood animal trainer & author

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Pat Derby, a major, internationally-recognized figure in the animal world–former Hollywood animal trainer, author of “The Lady And Her Tiger” & “In The Presence Of Elephants,” co-founder of the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)–discusses various facets of her career, including the animal training for showbiz and co-founding with Ed Stewart PAWS, which operates three animal sanctuaries in Northern California, among them the 2300-acre ARK 2000. [www.PAWSweb.org] Read more…